Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani (born 27 June 1955) is a French film actress and singer. Adjani has appeared in 30 films since 1970. She holds the record for most César Award for Best Actress with five, for Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983), Camille Claudel (1988), Queen Margot (1994) and Skirt Day (2009). She was also given a double Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1981. She also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She performs in French, English, and German.

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Ishtar (1987)

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Charles Grodin

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Charles Grodin

One Deadly Summer (1983)

In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder (she's myopic and hates ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Alain Souchon  •  Suzanne Flon  •  Jenny Clève

In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder (she's myopic and hates ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Alain Souchon  •  Suzanne Flon  •  Jenny Clève

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Werner Herzog
CAST:  Klaus Kinski  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Roland Topor

Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Werner Herzog
CAST:  Klaus Kinski  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Roland Topor

Quartet (1981)

When her husband's arrest leaves her penniless, a woman accepts an invitation to move in with a strange couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Maggie Smith  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Anthony Higgins

When her husband's arrest leaves her penniless, a woman accepts an invitation to move in with a strange couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Maggie Smith  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Anthony Higgins

The Driver (1978)

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The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Bruce Dern  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Ronee Blakley

The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Bruce Dern  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Ronee Blakley

The Story of Adele H. (1975)

Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of Adèle Lewly. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Bruce Robinson  •  Sylvia Marriott  •  Joseph Blatchley

Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of Adèle Lewly. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Bruce Robinson  •  Sylvia Marriott  •  Joseph Blatchley

The Tenant (1976)

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Roman Polanski  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Bernard Fresson

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Roman Polanski  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Bernard Fresson

Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)

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Paris, 1960s. Momo, a resolute and independent Jewish teenager who lives with his father, a sullen and depressed man, in a working-class neighborhood, develops a close friendship with Monsieur Ibrahim, an elderly Muslim who owns a small grocery store.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Dupeyron
CAST:  Omar Sharif  •  Pierre Boulanger  •  Gilbert Melki  •  Isabelle Renauld

Paris, 1960s. Momo, a resolute and independent Jewish teenager who lives with his father, a sullen and depressed man, in a working-class neighborhood, develops a close friendship with Monsieur Ibrahim, an elderly Muslim who owns a small grocery store.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Dupeyron
CAST:  Omar Sharif  •  Pierre Boulanger  •  Gilbert Melki  •  Isabelle Renauld

Camille Claudel (1988)

The life of Camille Claudel, a french sculptor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Nuytten
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Laurent Grévill  •  Alain Cuny

The life of Camille Claudel, a french sculptor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Nuytten
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Laurent Grévill  •  Alain Cuny

Queen Margot (1994)

Paris, Kingdom of France, August 18, 1572. To avoid the outbreak of a religious war, the Catholic princess Marguerite de Valois, sister of the feeble King Charles IX, marries the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Chéreau
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Vincent Perez

Paris, Kingdom of France, August 18, 1572. To avoid the outbreak of a religious war, the Catholic princess Marguerite de Valois, sister of the feeble King Charles IX, marries the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Chéreau
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Vincent Perez

The Last Horror Film (1982)

A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters
CAST:  Caroline Munro  •  Joe Spinell  •  Judd Hamilton  •  Devin Goldenberg

A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters
CAST:  Caroline Munro  •  Joe Spinell  •  Judd Hamilton  •  Devin Goldenberg

Mammuth (2010)

Serge Pilardosse has just turned 60. He has worked since the age of 16, never unemployed, never sick. But the hour of retirement has come, and it is disillusionment: he is missing points, some employers having forgotten to declare it! Pushed by Catherine, his wife, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustave Kervern  •  Benoît Delépine
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Yolande Moreau  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Benoît Poelvoorde

Serge Pilardosse has just turned 60. He has worked since the age of 16, never unemployed, never sick. But the hour of retirement has come, and it is disillusionment: he is missing points, some employers having forgotten to declare it! Pushed by Catherine, his wife, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustave Kervern  •  Benoît Delépine
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Yolande Moreau  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Benoît Poelvoorde

All Fired Up (1982)

Victor Valance, an absent father and gambler, works with shady casino operations abroad. When he returns to Paris in need of money, he plans to take advantage that Pauline, his eldest daughter now fully responsible for the whole family, has begun to work for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Pinkas Braun

Victor Valance, an absent father and gambler, works with shady casino operations abroad. When he returns to Paris in need of money, he plans to take advantage that Pauline, his eldest daughter now fully responsible for the whole family, has begun to work for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Pinkas Braun

Violette et François (1977)

Violette and François are a couple with a child.As they cannot lead a good life with odd jobs,François starts to steal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Rouffio
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Jacques Dutronc  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Françoise Arnoul

Violette and François are a couple with a child.As they cannot lead a good life with odd jobs,François starts to steal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Rouffio
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Jacques Dutronc  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Françoise Arnoul

Faustine and the Beautiful Summer (1972)

Faustine suffers the wounds of first love. During a summer when she is staying with her grandmother, she comes to know the nearby neighbors. Two brothers live in the large house. One is divorced and one has recently remarried, both of them live there with their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nina Companéez
CAST:  Muriel Catalá  •  Claire Vernet  •  Jacques Spiesser  •  Francis Huster

Faustine suffers the wounds of first love. During a summer when she is staying with her grandmother, she comes to know the nearby neighbors. Two brothers live in the large house. One is divorced and one has recently remarried, both of them live there with their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nina Companéez
CAST:  Muriel Catalá  •  Claire Vernet  •  Jacques Spiesser  •  Francis Huster

The Slap (1974)

A Parisian teacher loses his cool when his teenage daughter tells him she plans to drop out of school and move in with her boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Pinoteau
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Annie Girardot  •  Francis Perrin

A Parisian teacher loses his cool when his teenage daughter tells him she plans to drop out of school and move in with her boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Pinoteau
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Annie Girardot  •  Francis Perrin

David et Madame Hansen (2012)

David is an occupational therapist who has recently arrived at a clinic for wealthy patients. One morning, he is entrusted with Madame Hansen-Bergmann, a wealthy woman suffering from transient amnesia and post-traumatic stress , with the mission of taking her to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Astier
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Alexandre Astier  •  Julie-Anne Roth  •  Victor Chambon

David is an occupational therapist who has recently arrived at a clinic for wealthy patients. One morning, he is entrusted with Madame Hansen-Bergmann, a wealthy woman suffering from transient amnesia and post-traumatic stress , with the mission of taking her to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Astier
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Alexandre Astier  •  Julie-Anne Roth  •  Victor Chambon

Force (2011)

Following a series of unsolved robberies, the authorities decide to give carte blanche to commander Clara Damico to neutralize a particularly organized gang. Manual Makarov, a well-known figure in organized crime, is currently serving a sentence of twelve years in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Henry
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Eric Cantona  •  Simon Abkarian  •  Thierry Frémont

Following a series of unsolved robberies, the authorities decide to give carte blanche to commander Clara Damico to neutralize a particularly organized gang. Manual Makarov, a well-known figure in organized crime, is currently serving a sentence of twelve years in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Henry
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Eric Cantona  •  Simon Abkarian  •  Thierry Frémont

Ishkq in Paris (2013)

Akash nd Ishkq meet on a train from Rome to Paris and spend a romantic evening in the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prem Raj
CAST:  Preity Zinta  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gaurav Chanana  •  Shekhar Kapur

Akash nd Ishkq meet on a train from Rome to Paris and spend a romantic evening in the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prem Raj
CAST:  Preity Zinta  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gaurav Chanana  •  Shekhar Kapur

Next Year If All Goes Well (1981)

Isabelle and Maxime are a pair of lighthearted lovers -- that is, until Isabelle gets the itch for motherhood. When she confesses her desire for a child, Maxime panics. As a cartoonist by trade he is far from financially stable, so he outright rejects the idea of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Loup Hubert
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Marie-Anne Chazel  •  Bernard Crombey

Isabelle and Maxime are a pair of lighthearted lovers -- that is, until Isabelle gets the itch for motherhood. When she confesses her desire for a child, Maxime panics. As a cartoonist by trade he is far from financially stable, so he outright rejects the idea of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Loup Hubert
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Marie-Anne Chazel  •  Bernard Crombey
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